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Mobile and Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Future Applications
edited by Peter Smyth
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-86341-368-1 | eISBN: 978-1-84919-035-0

Two of the fastest growing sectors of communications today are mobile and Internet, both of which have had a profound effect on people's lives. The convergence between these two sectors not only presents great opportunities for the future of "unplugged" telecommunications, but also great challenges in understanding the relative position of different technologies in this future.

This book reviews the contribution of different wireless access technologies to that future and looks at the opportunities of opening up access to telecommunications systems, via application programming interfaces (APIs). The economic and regulatory issues associated with wireless communications are also discussed, with a look at the history and potential future of mobility from a user perspective.
    Future of Mobile and Wireless Communications

    Optical Radio - A Review of a Radical New Technology for Wireless Access Infrastructure

    Wireless LANs - Present and Future

    Future Applications of Bluetooth

    Ultra-Wideband and its Capabilities

    Symbiotic Networks

    The Role of Ad Hoc Networks in Mobility

    Securing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - A Motivational Approach

    The Use of Satellite for Multimedia Communications

    Evolving Systems Beyond 3G - The IST BRAIN and MIND Projects

    Economic Tussles in the Public Mobile Access Market

    Enabling Applications Deployment on Mobile Networks

    The Parlay API - Allowing Third Party Application Providers Safe and Secure Access to Network Capabilities

    Radio Spectrum Management for Tetherless Communications

    Mobile Multimedia Services

    Multimodality - The Future of the Wireless User Interface

    Mobile Video-Streaming

    A Social History of the Mobile Telephone with a View of its Future.

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